rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle.
Pours an extremely dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a decent one finger dark tan head. Pretty good head retention and lacing taking the abv into consideration.
The aroma threw me off a little bit. Instead of a chocolatey, roasty, stout aroma I get hit with some perfumy, funky, Belgian notes. Almost reminds me of a Flanders red or something. Quite floral with a little bit of dark fruit. Not bad but just a little odd.
This carries over into the flavor. Lots of fig and cherries along with just the slightest bit of funk. About halfway through and towards the finish, a little bit of light chocolate tries to come through but it is very faint. There are also some banana and bubblegum yeasty esters. Mouthfeel is on the thin side but also quite sticky.
Overall, I really was expecting more stout characteristics with this beer. This screams Flanders red or Oud Brun more than Belgian ale. It is all just a bit rough around the edges and a bit weak.
RRistow12 (720) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black with tan head. Aroma is robust chocolate with some caramel and toffee. Taste doesn't live up to the expectation. Some sour funk. Weird combination of the Belgian yeast and spices with the chocolate and coffee. Not bad but not as good as most Sam Adams beers.
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Bailz316 (255) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with tan head. Coffee, chocolate, maybe a little fruit. Sweet caramel, then a sour finis. Very drinkable
milewide (2073) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very balanced flavor which is more sour than sweet. Dark brown color with fluffy tan head. I can’t pick out the 13 ingredients!
Bebum (784) - USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque, lasting head. Crisp, sweet, low bitterness. Dense flavor, none asserting itself pver others, avg length.
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dojken (498) - - SEP 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flarra Chapter. Mycket komplex doft. Choklad kaffe samt körsbär o läder. Lätt syrlig smak av körsbär choklad o kryddor. Sen kommer kaffet o en behaglig eftersmak. Trevlig.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of mint, chocolate, raisins, and vanilla. Flavor of chocolate, plum, brown sugar, banana, coffee, mint, and caramel.
Cajun (411) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours dark brown to black...creamy offwhite head. Coffee, chocolate muffin, nuts; spicy character, vanilla... hops in the finish. Somewhat sweet.
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some chocolate notes and fruity ester from the yeast is pretty awesome. Taste is a nice mix of roasted malt with loads of black chocolate notes and some residual sugar with nice fruity ester notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Pretty solid take on the Belgian style stout IMHO.
moderrnlifeiswar (31) - Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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drpimento (3175) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
We think that this is a bad bottle as it has a sour edge to it. Pretty far from an imperial stout. Disappointed.